There are many outside scholarships available to help fund your education. For all scholarships listed below, please refer to the links provided for updated deadlines, availability and contact information. Be sure to check with other organizations for potential scholarship opportunities.
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Arctic Chiropractic Got a Spine Scholarship
Arctic Chiropractic in Fairbanks, Alaska provides a $500 scholarship each year called the Got a Spine Scholarship. Both U.S. and Canadian students are eligible to apply. The deadline is May 2, 2024. For more information, visit https://arcticchiropracticfairbanks.com/.
AAUW Grants & Fellowships
AAUW supports women who are preparing to advance their careers. Visit www.aauw.org for application requirements and deadline dates. Applications are available Aug. 1 with November, December, and January deadlines.
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
To apply you’ll need to submit an essay on the topic posted on the scholarship page of their website at www.abbottandfenner.com. The deadline is in early June each year, typically around the 10th.
American Black Chiropractic Association Scholarship
Visit www.abcachiro.com/ for full details and application. The award is based on application information/questions and academic records. The deadline is in May of each year.
The American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
Must demonstrate enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one-fourth (1/4) degree verifiable federally recognized American Indian blood. The deadline is July 15 of each year. Visit www.nativeforward.org/scholarship-finder/ for full details on awards and applications.
Catching the Dream Scholarship (MESBEC)
Must be a Native American. For details on multiple awards visit www.catchingthedream.org.
Christian Chiropractor’s Association Auxiliary Scholarship
Applicant must be CCA member enrolled at an accredited chiropractic college. Visit christianchiropractors.org/scholarship.htm for more information. April 30 deadline annually.
For information on criteria, application or deadline (end of October deadline date) visit https://fics.sport/student-scholarships/.
The Foxworth Family Scholarship
Applicant must be a full-time Doctor of Chiropractic student at an accredited institution with a minimum 2.7 GPA. For details and application visit www.chirohealthusa.com by the posted deadline date.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Must be of Hispanic heritage to apply for any of the listed scholarships. For details and a complete list of scholarships, visit http://www.hsf.net/. Deadlines vary for each award.
Iowa Chiropractic Education and Research Foundation (ICERF) Scholarship
The Iowa Chiropractic Education and Research Foundation has established up to two annual $2,500 chiropractic scholarships to be awarded to students attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Logan University, or Cleveland University-Kansas City.
The student must be a member of the Iowa Chiropractic Society, have successfully completed a minimum of 4 trimesters, and maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of application. The student must be planning to reside and practice in the state of Iowa. Applicants must complete the application and provide a written essay and a written recommendation from a professor or academic advisor. Items must be received no later than Jan. 31, 2024. Any questions, please contact Linda Reinard, ICS Membership Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Japanese American Citizens League Educational Program
Must be an active member of the JACL. For details and a complete list of all available scholarships visit https://jacl.org/ and search scholarship. The deadline is April 1st each year.
Jewish Educational Loan Fund
JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) is a non-profit that offers interest-free loans to Jewish students from FL, GA, SC, NC and VA enrolled full-time in higher education programs. Applicants should visit JELF.org to start the process.
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Korean-American students can visit www.kasf.org for more details and deadline dates on various awards.
Legacy for Leadership Scholarship
Applications are now open for the ChiroCongress Cares inaugural $5,000 scholarship award. To apply, simply complete the online application. Applicants are required to provide their educational information, a brief essay describing their leadership qualities, and two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to their character and commitment to the chiropractic profession. For more information about the Legacy of Leadership Scholarship and the application process, please visit https://chirocongress.org/.
Maynard Lipe Scholarship Award
Must be an honorable DC enrolled in a PG Orthopedics program leading to diplomate status or a master’s degree. Visit https://acco.wildapricot.org/scholarship/ for details. The deadline is in November.
The National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Program
For application details (open in January of each year) and a list of scholarships for Italian Americans, please visit www.niaf.org/programs/scholarships/. The deadline is in February annually.
NBCE Student Scholarship
Applicants must have passed all of NBCE Part I Boards to be eligible to apply. For full application details as well as complete eligibility requirements, please visit www.mynbce.org/scholarship. The deadline is typically the end of July annually.
Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Educational Support Award
Applicants must be mothers with minor children and meet certain income requirements. Applications will be available in April annually with a July or August deadline date. For complete eligibility criteria and an application, please visit www.patsyminkfoundation.org/.
The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Applicant must be classified as a New American. See the website for full details. The deadline is November 1. Visit www.pdsoros.org/ for all application requirements.
P.E.O. International Scholarships for Women
P.E.O. International maintains educational projects in the form of grants, scholarships and loans. The P.E.O. Sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women’s lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of an all-women’s college, Cottey College, and five projects that provide higher educational assistance. Visit www.peointernational.org for information, as applications open on Sept. 15 for the 2022-2023 school year.
Sallie Mae Graduate School Scholarships
Visit www.salliemae.com/ for details on scholarships specifically for students seeking a graduate or professional degree.
Visit www.chiropractic.org for criteria for all SICA scholarships, including: Auxiliary Scholarship & Arnold Schwarzenegger Chiropractic Scholarship. The deadline is in April each year.
The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation for Peace & Justice Scholarship
Applicants must be a resident of or currently attending school in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin or North/South Dakota and submit a completed application, transcripts as well as a letter from a nominator by mid-March each year. For application and other requirement details please visit www.hawkinsonfoundation.org or contact email@example.com.
World Congress of Women Chiropractors Scholarship
For criteria and downloadable application, visit www.wcwchiropractors.org. The deadline is October 31 annually.
Palmer Main Campus Outside Scholarships
Ruth Lambrick Vantieghem Scholar Award
Applicant must be in at least their second year of college and plan to continue their education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and complete an essay on their heritage in addition to the application and letter of recommendation by mid-April each year. For complete details visit www.belgianmuseumquadcities.org.
Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship
Applicants must have an account established in their own name at Ascentra Credit Union (employees and their dependents are ineligible to apply) and submit an essay explaining how an experience from their life has influenced their financial outlook. The deadline is by late February/early March each year. Visit www.ascentra.org/scholarships for application and other details.
Palmer Florida Outside Scholarships
The Ponce Inlet Women’s Club Genesis Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduate student who is a resident of Daytona Beach area. The essay and application must be submitted by late February each year. Visit the Ponce Inlet Community Center or email Mary@MaryHoss.com for all scholarship details.
Outside State Scholarships
Arkansas Health Education Grant
Applicants must be a resident of Arkansas and meet other requirements. For application and complete eligibility criteria visit https://sams.adhe.edu/.
Dr. Robert L. Dark Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a student member of the California Chiropractic Association, active in governmental affairs activities and a resident of California. Essay, recommendation letters and application must be submitted by early late February-early March each year. Visit www.calchiro.org for all scholarship details.
Illinois Chiropractic Foundation(ICF)
Applicants must be a resident of Illinois, intent to practice in Illinois, be a second-year or higher student with a minimum 2.75 GPA. For application and complete eligibility criteria contact the ICF online at www.ilchiro.org or by phone at 217-525-1200 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentucky Chiropractic Society
Applicants must be a resident of Kentucky in 4th tri. or above with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For application and complete eligibility criteria contact the KCS via email at email@example.com
Chiropractic Association of Louisiana – William Boyd Scholarship
Applicants must be a resident of Louisiana, plan to practice in LA, and have a minimum 2.75 GPA. For application and complete eligibility criteria, as well as deadline dates, visit www.cal-online.org/
Macomb County Chiropractic Association Scholarship
Must be a Macomb County Michigan resident. For complete details and application visit www.sterling-heights.net/748/Scholarships and search for scholarships. The deadline is in mid-March annually.
Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association Scholarship
The Healing Hands Helping America Foundation is associated with the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA). Each year, the foundation awards scholarships to eligible applicants. The annual deadline to apply is June 1. Visit www.nebraskachiropractic.org or email Linda Wortman at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the awards offered by this organization.
Association of New Jersey Chiropractors Scholarship
Interested applicants can stop by the Financial Planning Office to request the latest application, or visit www.anjc.info. The deadline to apply is typically in July each year.
The Darrell Atchley New Mexico Chiropractic Association Scholarship
Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, be in third trimester or above, and be a New Mexico resident. For an application and additional scholarship criteria requirements, visit nmchiro.org/. Deadlines are March 1 and October 1 each year.
Ohio Chiropractic Foundation Scholarship Program
The Ohio Chiropractic Foundation Student Scholarship can be found online. For requirements of the Ohio Chiropractic Foundation Scholarship Program, please contact Lora Morrison at email@example.com or 614-229-5290 if you have additional questions. The annual deadline is August.
Oklahoma Chiropractic Assistance Scholarship
For requirements of the Chiropractic Education Scholarship Programs, visit the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education online at www.okcollegestart.org. The deadline is in late July each year.
Oregon Student Assistance Commission Scholarships & Access Program
For a complete list of available scholarships/grant programs with requirements, visit www.oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx. The deadline is March 1.
Leigh Carter Scholarship
Preference will be given to a student from Tennessee. The deadline is March 15 annually. Visit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/.
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation Scholarship
For eligibility criteria and application, visit www.vsac.org/pay/student-aid-options/scholarships/vsac-assisted-scholarships.
North Ottawa Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Applicants must be from Ottawa County (Grand Haven area) in Wisconsin. For all eligibility requirements and application, please visit www.ghacf.org. The application deadline is in early March annually.